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whatever's necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> key republican senators are trying to block susan race from becoming secretary of state. ms. rice is currently the permanent representative to the united nations for the u.s. she has not yet been officially nominated for the state department job to replace hillary clinton who intends to resign probably. rice is rumored to be underactive and positive consideration. but republicans and some democrats have been angry with ms. rice for saying that the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead was spontaneous and not preplanned. >> what our assessment is as of the present is, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information
the facts. we cannot ever let this happen again. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> defending susan rice. >> senator mccain and senator graham want to go after some big, they should go after me. >> there are no barriers, they to sitting down and working through this process. >> as the fiscal cliff limbs, is there a deal in the works? mitt romney explains why he lost . >> the president's campaign was focused on his base coalition, giving extraordinary gifts from the government, working aggressively to turn them out to vote. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i just don't know where to begin this week. do we talk about republican charges of a cover-up with regard to the fatal attack in benghazi? do we talk about sexual liaisons and e-mails and national security? to talk about israel and gaza. the possibility of a deal to avoid going off the fiscal cliff? let's start with the sex. [laughter] general david petraeus had an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, a married mother of two pit talk about unlimited access. general pet
power as far as susan rice is concerned. gwen: and the president pushes back. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. gwen: and mitt romney stirs intraparty recrimination with this post-election analysis. >> it's a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money from the government to a group and, guess what, they'll vote for you. the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> we need to stop being the dumb party. we don't win elections by insulting voters. gwen: it's the circle of political life. covering the week, david wessel of the "wall street journal," helene cooper of the "new york times." martha raddatz of abc news, and charles babington of the "associated press." >> award winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> wherever it goes, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern, one line
-flopped. he admits his position. >> all right, one more subject, is susan rice. the beginning of this week, last weekend it looked as though there was a bit of softening of the harsh criticism of. her. she goes up to the hill this week. she talks to some of her harshest critics and they come out and sound as down on her as ever. >> we don't really know what happened in those meetings. the crucial one was with the moderate republican susan collins of maine who is a very careful, very thoughtful and very moderate in temperment and in philosophy senator. and she had a 75 minute meet being susan rice and came out sounding more doubtful than before. so i don't know what happened in that meeting. i think the essence of this thing and i'm guessing from the body language is the politicsment people think she's too political, too partisan. >> susan rice. >> susan rice and that sometimes she is been kind of, you know, she can be tough. i think she's had too many times at the u.n. has been quite effective but has more of a political aura than we are used to in our diplomats. the only thing coy say is
ambassador and potential next secretary of state, susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> joining me are julianna goldman, white house correspondent for "bloomberg news," and martha raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for angst news. thank you both for being here. >> great to be here. >> let's start on the domestic decide and we'll move to foreign affairs. julianna did the president leave any wiggle room for compromise on the tax cuts. >> the president said come january 1, taxes will go up. the congress, if they decide they're going to hold middle class tax cuts hostage for tax cuts on the wealthy, then tax cuts are going to go up across the board. but he's drawing a line in the sand, essentially, that the current tax rates, bush-era tax rates fo
cain and lindsey graham have attacked susan rice and the president for being deliberately misleading. they've also threatened to block any nomination of rice for the post of secretary of state. she is considered a front-winner to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. joining me now from washington, david ignatius, a columnist for the "washington post" and i'm pleased to have him back on this broadcast. that you can, charlie. >> rose: tell me the questions you think are still unanswered. >> my sense as a journalist is there's more smoke than fire in this one that will keep looking and seeing what new facts are uncovered in terms of this word change issue, the white house insists that only one word was changed and it was a fairly trivial one. general petraeus in his testimony on friday said that two or three days after the september 11 attack on the consulate in benghazi the c.i.a. knew that terrorists were involved and more specifically the c.i.a. knew that people who were linked with al qaeda in the maghreb, the al qaeda affiliate, were involved. that was actually briefed to the house and se
that is-- still embroileded in the question of benghazi, and particularly focused on susan rice. >> he does. and one point david made i wanted to follow up on, and that is the arab spring has made it impossible for any leader-- mubarak could really ignore hamas. but now, given the arab spring and the democratization of policy, even though we see mr. morsi today sort of reversing that policy, proven both elected and unelected leaders can be dictatorial. that hamas got a preemence and prominence it had not had before in this showdown. we had tu nearby awe had egypt, we had turkey-- all basically endorsing much to the demise and disadvantage of the palestinian authority and its decline. i think that's-- but the benghazi thing is fascinating to me. basically because, i think the charge against lindsey graham, for example, is unfair, that somehow he's driven by terminal sexism. this is a senator, a republican senator from south carolina, who did vote for the confirmation of elena kagan and for justify sotomayor-- >> brown: you're referring to him coming out against-- >> and threatening this
, libya. susan rice met with republican senators who've criticized her for saying-- five days after the attack-- that anti-american protests were to blame. in fact, u.s. officials already knew it was a terrorist strike. today, rice blamed faulty intelligence. but senator lindsey graham said he was unimpressed. bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi libya by ambassador rice i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> sreenivasan: graham, along with senators mccain and ayotte, have said they'll oppose rice if she's nominated to be secretary of state. but independent senator joe lieberman also met with rice today, and he said he was satisfied with her explanation of events. >> i found her statements to be significant. she was just as clear and absolute as she could be that she based her testimony and her statements on sunday morning television on the talking points that she got from the intelligence community. >> sreenivasan: president
administration put susan rice out, saying this was a protest over a video. week after week after week, that's been, i think an enormous amount of incompetence involve, and this is going to be a very big thing, especially if the president wins. >> we did have military on the way. they didn't get there in time. >> that's been disputed hotly. >> i'm only reporting from the cia report, it's been disputed, because it's like the so-called global warming hoax. and -- >> your so facts have begin. >> military were en route, bumper to bumper the military were -- but the military were waiting to go in,. >> that's a different military. two locations and not one in benghazi, troops from the u.s. and from europe. and lot of things going on at once. >> what was the hour span? about six or seven hours that obama, when he appeared in the rose garden, gave the address. >> it was the next day. >> and he's taking hits for that because of the lack of emphasis, and then immediately flew to las vegas. >> they say he didn't he did. >> yeah, right. they're going to want to -- it's like the birth certificate thing,
of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice has come under fire by critics who say she gave misleading information about the nature of the attack and the motive behind it. but at the u.n. in new york last night she said that was not the case. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> sreenivasan: the benghazi attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. britain announced today it is rethinking aid distribution to rwanda after a report from the u.n. shows the african nation is backing a brutal rebel movement in neighboring congo. we have a report narrated by lindsey hilsum of "independent television news." >> reporter: as refugees rush out, the rebels rush in. m23 fighters hurtled into sarko today to fight congolese government forces which had taken back control of the town. people flee as they fled so many times befo
voiced new concerns today about u.n. ambassador susan rice. it stemmed from rice's initial account, on a sunday talk show, of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. at the time, she said it began as an anti-american protest, but she now says she was working off faulty intelligence. rice met with collins for 90 minutes today, but afterward the senator remained critical. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election campaign by agreeing to go on the sunday shows to present the administration's position. >> sreenivasan: collins stopped short of joining other republican senators who have said they will oppose rice if she is nominated to be secretary of state. later, president obama again defended rice. he called her extraordinary, and cabinet members joined him in applause. a pair of suicide car bombers in syria blew themselves up today in a suburb of damascus. at least 34 people were killed. t
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